Vitality

December 2018 Edition

In the spirit of being sustainable, economically efficient, and allowing instant access to the latest Vitality Employee Newsletter, we provide all issues in electronic format.


2019 New Year Social - Saturday, January 12

2019 New Year Social - Saturday, January 12

Employees and retirees of Dickinson are invited to the annual New Year Social scheduled for Saturday, January 12 at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg. For details of this event, check out this issue of Vitality! (page 1)


United Concordia: Diabetes and Oral Health - A Two-Way Street

United Concordia: Diabetes and Oral Health - A Two-Way Street

How does diabetes affect the teeth and gums? Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes. While many are aware of the condition’s associated risks such as stroke, eye disease and kidney disease, they may be less informed about the important connection between diabetes and oral health. For more information look inside this issue. (page 3)


Winter Weather Preparedness Tips

Winter Weather Preparedness Tips

Winter storms can bring snow, sleet, and freezing rain across the entire United States and its territories. Even Hawaii gets snow in its Big Island, and major cities as far south as Atlanta and Dallas have been paralyzed by snow and ice. Here in the Northeast, cold temperatures, various types of precipitation, and more all present unique hazards in which having a plan for ahead of time can make a world of difference. Look inside this issue event for this and more. (page 5)


Tech Tip: Junk Mail

Tech Tip: Junk Mail

There are few things that are a larger and more frustrating waste of time than dealing with junk mail (in paper or electronic forms). All the talk these days seems to be about artificial intelligence platforms (Siri, Cortana, Alexa, etc.) and ‘machine learning’ so, why can’t machines get better at learning what messages are junk and block them? Look inside for more details! (page 8)


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Building Interfaith Capacity Faith & Practice Series

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Building Interfaith Capacity Faith & Practice Series

Dickinson College is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive working environment for all employees. To enhance your knowledge and support this commitment, we are offering a six-session series on a variety of faiths and practices. Check out the full selection of inclusivity offerings in Totara, and look inside this issue for highlights of the Faith & Practice series. (page 8)


Professional Development

  • Faith & Practice: How to be a Perfect Stranger Series (page 8)
  • Navigating Dickinson Quarterly Orientation (page 8)
  • Protecting Our Community (page 9)
  • Preparing for a Role in Supervision (page 9)
  • Goal Writing (page 9)

Work Life Balance

  • 2019 New Year Social (page 1)
  • Fall Family & Friends Fun Fitness Challenge (page 1)
  • 2019 Retirement Contribution Limits (page 2)
  • Aetna 1:1 Consultations (page 2)
  • TIAA/Fidelity 1:1 Consultations (page 2)
  • Year-End Reminders (page 2)
  • Get the Most Out of Your Benefits: United Concordia (page 3)


Wellness Programs & Events

  • Nutrition Corner (page 6)
  • Caring for An Aging Parent (page 7)
  • Stress Less for the Holidays (page 7)
  • Free Blood Pressure Screenings (page 7)
  • Massage Therapy Appointments (page 7)
  • Diabetes Overview (page 7)

Special Programs & Announcements

  • New Hires for November (page 2)
  • Winter Weather Preparedness Tips (page 5)
  • Wellness@Dickinson Incentive Program (page 7)
  • Wellness Fitness Incentive Winner (page 10)
  • Registration/Attendance Reminders (page 10)